February 10, 2012

I "CAN" Knit (Kinda)

I have long wanted to learn to knit. I can do a few basic things with crocheting (nothing to brag about, mind you), but the whole two needle thing with knitting has defeated me repeatedly. Of course, I am not the most patient person in the world so I am not a good learner of this beautiful craft.


It is MY understanding that needlework is supposed to be relaxing. Well I am here to tell you that me & two knitting needles was far from relaxing! Until I found the Knitting Board! While aimlessly wondering around our local Hobby Lobby I stumbled upon it. Hmmmm, could this be my way to knit?

Knitting boards are the neatest little contraption that really do make a novice like myself appear to be a pro. My first purchase was a 10"small gauge board. It wasn't too small, but wasn't so big that it was scary.


With my new board and yarn in hand, I made my purchase and headed home excited to try it out. It came with a video tutorial as well as written instructions. I popped the DVD into the player and sat back on the sofa eager to learn. Can we say EASY? Seriously folks.... this is one of the simplest things I have ever done in my life!

This is what it looks like when you are wrapping the yarn on the board

All you are basically doing is wrapping the yarn around the pegs twice, back and forth, then you take the yarn from underneath and loop it over. Again, the video and written instructions are very easy to follow.

This is showing a section of the unfinished project where I changed colors

I have no idea why, but I cant get this photo to post in landscape. Anyway, this is the finished scarf I made.
(I apologize for the horrible picture. It was taken with a cell phone & laying on lime green sheets in my daugther's room)

My first attempt at knitting was a success! In less than 24 hours I had knitted a lovely hunter green and white (my daugther's high school colors) scarf that was SIX FEET LONG! Yes you heard me.... less than 24 hours and 6 feet long! Whoot Whoot!

Really want to know how easy it is to use a knitting board?....... Our family now owns 1- 10" board, 1- 38" board (for sweaters & afghans), and 2- 6" Tadpole boards. My 16 yr old daughter & 10 year old son are both working on knitting projects of their own!

I have also purchased round knitting hoops, but I haven't tried those yet. I will let you know how I do with those once I finish the scarf I am currently working on.

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  1. wow! Great job Julie. I have been curious about knitting board for a while, but I was afraid they'd be tough. thanks for the 411 and thank you for linking up your fun knitting post to Farmgirl Friday! This farmgirl is heading over to the Renegade Farmer to check that blog out too. It sounds like a blog I'll love. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you Heidi. The knitting board REALLY is a wonderful tool. I can sit and watch tv (what little I do get to watch) and knit at the same time with no problem.

  2. Funny, I started back knitting around Christmas and ended up knitting scarves for my entire family. I'm no genius at it at all and I like the idea of these knitting boards. Will be anxious to see your projects done on the circular board.

    Thanks so much for linking with Rural Thursdays, Julie. Hope to see you again! :)

    1. Thank You for stopping by Nancy! I will be sure to share when I start a project on the round looms.

      Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi, Julie - I finally became a knitter myself after several not-so-fun half starts. I got lucky and had a great teacher, and then it all came together.

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I'm honored you chose to become a follower, and I'm doing the same on your site. Looking forward to another Rural Thursday!

    1. Thank you for visiting Charade! You are so blessed to have had someone show you first hand how to knit. The knitting board appears to be my saving grace in the wonderful world of knitting.

      I hope you will visit often! Have a great weekend!

  4. Well that's a cool way to learn how to do it! I can't knit, but my mom and grandmother and aunt all do.

    Thanks for linking up with Rural Thursday.

    1. Hi Lisa. Thank you for stopping by. You should try out the knitting board if you are interested in knitting but don't know how. The boards and looms really make it easy.

      Have a great weeekend. Julie

  5. This is really neat! I don't do very well with knitting. I can knit something straight, like a scarf but it is not even. I think I must either add or lose stitches. You wouldn't do that with this board.

    1. You are right Kathy... no dropped stitches with the board! :)


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